Residents unsure of traffic flip

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Ruth Wintrode has lived at North Franklin and Third streets in Hanover for most of her 92 years. Full Story
sarcasm man

Bellefonte, PA

#1 Mar 4, 2010
Ok I want to make sure I have this. To change a traffic problem, the borough has decided to make a bigger one? Wouldn't it have been easier to just put up a traffic light at malfunction junction?
Marodi

Odenton, MD

#2 Mar 4, 2010
If they put in that road north of the library, will it also be flipped? Or will the two lanes of traffic have to cross to reach their respective directions on the split portion?
libby

San Antonio, TX

#3 Mar 4, 2010
we all fussed back in the dark ages when chestnut st. was made one way too. guess what? we all survived that one also.
Really

Carlisle, PA

#4 Mar 4, 2010
I think they should definitly make sure there are plenty of signs letting drivers know which direction you are allowed to be driving on which side. It is already confusing enough, and now if I'm understanding this right they want to switch the direction of both sides of the street, but still keep them one way streets. People that have driven those streets there whole lives may not be aware of the change, and I just see tons of accidents happening because people will be driving the wrong way on the wrong sides. But they definitly need to do something with that whole mess, I personally try to avoid the whole intersection when at all possible. I would rather drive further out of my way than try to go through that intersection at all.
FED UP

Millersburg, OH

#5 Mar 4, 2010
It is what it is...leave it alone. And how much is all this going to cost the taxpayers? A bundle! Is the money in the bank? If so, LOWER OUR TAXES! If not, they have no business spending that kind of money at this time.
OMG

Hanover, PA

#6 Mar 4, 2010
LOL...I grew up not far from this intersection. At that time it was referred to as Sullivan's Market crossing. When we were learning to drive the deciding factor in determining if we were ready to take the driver's exam and drive on our own was being able to get through this intersection from every direction. When we could master this intersection without fear and hesitation my Dad knew we were ready to drive. Fond memories. I guess it's true that one person's treasure is another person's junk.
spoiled rotten

United States

#7 Mar 4, 2010
libby wrote:
we all fussed back in the dark ages when chestnut st. was made one way too. guess what? we all survived that one also.
It's not a matter of it being one way-- it's a matter of it being one way and now the other-- so being made into more of a mess than before.
spoiled rotten

United States

#8 Mar 4, 2010
OMG wrote:
LOL...I grew up not far from this intersection. At that time it was referred to as Sullivan's Market crossing. When we were learning to drive the deciding factor in determining if we were ready to take the driver's exam and drive on our own was being able to get through this intersection from every direction. When we could master this intersection without fear and hesitation my Dad knew we were ready to drive. Fond memories. I guess it's true that one person's treasure is another person's junk.
That's exactly right!! We refer to it as suicide intersection and I took both my kids there before the driver test-- then told them to avoid it as much as possible! Now with the changes coming, I suppose those that need to go home cannot come from the square and expect to turn, if they live on the other side of Third, they have to use the alleys or go through suicide intersection to get there-- nice move... again- what a clusterf*(&.
Marodi

Odenton, MD

#9 Mar 4, 2010
spoiled rotten wrote:
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libby wrote:
we all fussed back in the dark ages when chestnut st. was made one way too. guess what? we all survived that one also.
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It's not a matter of it being one way-- it's a matter of it being one way and now the other-- so being made into more of a mess than before.
And not only that, but that traffic is going to be reversed to be opposite normal intuition. How many roads to you drive that you're supposed to be on the LEFT side. Not too many i'd assume.
A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING

Horsham, PA

#10 Mar 5, 2010
This is Hanover people here do not like change at all. Change a road or traffic pattern and I suspect it will be chaos in the streets. Possibly riots looting fires and even worse. Yes there might even be traffic tickets involved at some point that's it I'm outta here pack the kids and dog I'm headed for the hills where there is only one way in and one way out.

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